Snickers Cupcakes

These Snickers Cupcakes are over the top! Delicious, decadent, chocolatey, caramel-y, peanut butter-y and rich! And oh so good!

Snickers Cupcake #Recipe! Chocolate cupcake filled with caramel, marshmallow fluff and peanuts! Topped with peanut butter icing!
Snickers Cupcake #Recipe! Chocolate cupcake filled with caramel, marshmallow fluff and peanuts! Topped with peanut butter icing!

Now before I too much into the cupcakes, I want to talk Divergent again. If you are reading them and don’t want any spoilers, skip ahead. Last week, I mentioned that I was almost done with the third book in the Divergent series, Allegiant. I have finished. And I am not a happy camper.

It didn’t have to end that way!

Snickers Cupcake #Recipe! Chocolate cupcake filled with caramel, marshmallow fluff and peanuts! Topped with peanut butter icing!

Seriously! It didn’t make anything better or change anything about the story. No, it just made it sad for the sake of being sad. Not cool. The author clearly hates happiness and happy endings.

Ok, so that’s probably not true about the author, but why else would she rip our hearts out with such a sad ending? WHY?!

It made me super sad, so now I have to move on. I can’t be sad any longer…

So back to the snickers cupcakes!

Snickers Cupcake #Recipe! Chocolate cupcake filled with caramel, marshmallow fluff and peanuts! Topped with peanut butter icing!

I started with my very favorite chocolate cake recipe. It is the most moist, delicious and fluffy chocolate cake. I use Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Cocoa, which is why these cupcakes are so dark. You could use regular cocoa, but I did that once and will never do it again. The dark is the way to go. Even if you don’t care for dark chocolate in bar form, it makes for the best baked goods.

Then I moved on to the filling.

You guys, I could eat the filling straight. SO good!

Snickers Cupcakes #Recipe! Chocolate cupcake filled with caramel, marshmallow fluff and peanuts! Topped with peanut butter icing!

I wanted to really give these cupcakes and real Snicker-y feel. Just cake and icing wasn’t enough. And since the inside of Snickers are filled with caramel, peanuts and nougat (which is kind of like thick marshmallow), I made a filling modeling that yumminess.

It’s pure heaven.

And when added to this cupcake – seriously indulgent. Just like I like my sweets. :)

The peanut butter icing is variation of my normal buttercream with peanut butter added in. If you are more into the caramel though, instead of peanut butter, you could totally make the caramel icing from these cupcakes. Also totally yummy!

Snickers Cupcake #Recipe! Chocolate cupcake filled with caramel, marshmallow fluff and peanuts! Topped with peanut butter icing!

And because no dessert is complete without a chocolate drizzle, I’ve got one of those too. And a cute little half of a mini Snickers to finish it off!

So stinkin’ cute and so freakin’ delicious! It these don’t satisfy your sweet tooth, I don’t know what will.

Snickers Cupcake #Recipe! Chocolate cupcake filled with caramel, marshmallow fluff and peanuts! Topped with peanut butter icing!

Snickers Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

Chocolate Cupcakes
1 cup flour
1 cups sugar
1/4 + 1/8 cup Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup boiling water

FIlling
3 tbsp milk
6 tbsp butter
8 oz Kraft caramels, wrappers removed
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup marshmallow fluff

Peanut Butter Icing
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup peanut butter
2-3 tbsp water or milk

Chocolate Glaze and topping
1/2 + 1/8 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp cocoa
1 1/2 tbsp milk
6 mini snickers, cut in half, for topping

Instructions

1. To make the cupcakes, add all dry ingredients to a large bowl and whisk together.
2. Add egg, buttermilk and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients and mix well.
3. Add vanilla to boiling water and add to mixture. Mix well.
4. Pour into cupcakes pans and bake at 300 degrees for about 20-25 minutes.
5. When done, remove cupcakes from oven and cupcake tin and allow to cool.
6. While cupcakes cool, make the filling. Add milk, butter and caramels to a pot over medium heat and melt, stirring constantly.
7. Once melted and smooth, add peanuts and marshmallow fluff and stir until combined.
8. Remove from heat and allow to cool and thicken for about 30-35 minutes.
9. Once cupcakes are cool and filling is ready, cut out a hole out of the top part of the cupcake to add the filling.
10. Fill the hole with the caramel filling.
11. To make the icing, beat the shortening and butter until smooth.
12. Slowly add 3 cups of powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
13. Mix in the vanilla extract, peanut butter and 1 tbsp water or milk.
14. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add more water or milk until the right consistency.
15. Ice the cupcakes.
16. To make the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, cocoa and milk. Drizzle over cupcakes.
17. Top cupcakes with half of a mini Snickers.
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Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. These look so amazing! One of my best friends is a Snicker-aholic, so I know I have to make them for her! Pinned :)
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  2. These cupcakes look fantastic! What a delicious filling and frosting!
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  3. That candy bar on top is giving me a beckoning look. Pinch me!
    Erin | The Law Student’s Wife recently posted…Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast BarsMy Profile

  4. Gorgeous cupcakes!!
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  5. Absolutely stunning cupcakes
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  6. These have to be the best looking cupcakes I’ve ever seen. Snickers make me weak at the knees, they’re my absolute favorite!
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    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Wow, thank you so much Sally! What a compliment! :) Snickers are a favorite of mine too – especially to bake with!

  7. Just found your blog last night and I’m officially addicted! Everything looks and sounds amazing plus your pictures are stunning! These cupcakes look perfect – you’re making me drool!

  8. Holy cow!!! Now that is one crazy awesome looking cupcake!!! Gorgeous!!!!
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  9. Love how rich and decadent these cupcakes are! They are gorgeous!
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  10. These cupcakes seriously have me drooling Lindsay! Pinned and shared on FB!
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  11. Lindsay, I’m in love with the fact you chose to use Hershey’s Dark! I always make sure I keep some in the pantry. Although, I wish Costco would sell it in bulk like they do with the regular one. Divergent seems like a great read… definitely going to have to go check it out!
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    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      I know – I’d love to buy it in bulk too! Definitely check out Divergent :)

  12. Those look delicious! And that’s EXACTLY how I felt about the Hunger Games – threw the last book across the room I was so mad ;P
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  13. so I’m having trouble finding the Kraft caramels =/
    what other brand could one use for this recipe? I’ve never really used caramels in a recipe before so i fell like i’m at a loss here XD

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      I’m sorry you’re having trouble finding them. I usually find them at the grocery store or WalMart. You could substitute with homemade caramel and it should work well. Here’s a recipe to try.

      • Thank you. I ended up finding them in the isle at stop & shop with all the halloween candy and decor…no idea why they wouldn’t just have them with the baking or candy but it was found eventually xD

  14. These were really good. The caramel filling was surprising super delicious and spot on to a snicker’s bar. Wow. The chocolate cake was very moist and rich as well. I didn’t follow the peanut butter frosting recipe just because I try to omit shortening. Very, very tasty and will make again. Thanks for a great recipe.

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